We own a wide range of land and properties. Details of all our assets can be found in spreadsheet form, Alternatively, you can view them on our interactive Land Titles and Assets Map. We have also included some guidance on how to navigate the map below. To register your interest in purchasing land, access or a building – not on the market
The information provided on the map should not be relied on for determining the location of boundaries or extent of ownership. Property title documents provide accurate information. Copies may be obtained from Registers of Scotland.
We hold records of Fife Council ownerships only and cannot provide information on land or property owned by others. Again, information on all land ownerships and sales prices can be requested from Registers of Scotland. Please note, Registers of Scotland may charge for ownership enquiries.
Another useful source of ownership information is the Scottish Assessors website. It contains the Valuation Roll, a public document which contains an entry for most non-domestic properties. Each entry in the Roll includes the names of the proprietor, tenant and occupier.
It's worth noting, however, that although the information is believed to be accurate, it is not evidenced by legal title. To be absolutely sure, your definitive source should always be Registers of Scotland.
The Land Titles and Assets map contains multiple layers. To navigate, click on the triangle symbol and box to open each layer. Use the options on the Layers List to switch on/off the layers for the information you require to see.
The information is split into sections:
- Fife Council Common Good – This shows the extent of land held on Common Good
- Asset Outlines – This shows the location and extent of assets owned or leased by Fife Council, marked by a blue outline. Click on a shape to see additional information for the asset
- Council Assets by Type – This contains the same information as the Assets Outlines layer, but the shapes are coloured based on the type of asset. Expand the layer name to access the legend
- Disposed Titles – This shows land and property that the Council has disposed
- Council Land Titles – This shows the extent of land that Fife Council has titles for
To avoid confusion, do not activate the Asset layers and the Title layers at the same time.
Note: The Title layers are a representation of land and property bought or disposed by Fife Council and predecessor authorities.
The Title layers do not show sales of Council Houses disposed under the Tenants' Rights, Etc. (Scotland) Act 1980.
- Open the Land Titles and Assets map
- Click the box to accept conditions of use and click OK
- Navigate to the area on the map
- Council land titles are shaded pink
- Common Good titles are crossed hatched green on pink shading
- For a fuller explanation, please see above "How to use the map"
The Asset layers show the location and extent of individual sites and properties recorded within the Council’s asset register. The extent of an asset can be made up from a single title acquisition, multiple title acquisitions or part of a larger title acquisition.
The Council Land Titles layer show the extent of titles acquired by the Council. Several large titles cover a large part of Kirkcaldy and form multiple assets, for example car parks, libraries, community centres. The titles also cover many areas not currently recorded as sites within the asset register, for example roads, small parks and open spaces.Back To Top
I own a former Council house but the Council Land Titles layer on the GIS map show the house still belongs to the Council. Why is this?
The sale of many houses took place before GIS systems were available. The total number was so high, and the dividing of gardens (for flatted properties) so complex, we were unable to capture it on paper-based maps of the time.
The Council Land Titles layer was produced from the information on the paper-based maps. As a result, the Council Land Titles layer does not show sales of Council houses disposed under the Tenants' Rights, Etc. (Scotland) Act 1980.Back To Top
You should refer to your title deeds for clarification on the extent of your ownership. If you do not have a copy of your title, check with your solicitor or mortgage company. You can also get a copy from the Registers of Scotland (for a fee). The information shown on the GIS maps is a representation only and should not be used to determine the extent of ownership.Back To Top
We only have records of what the Council own, and areas sold. We do not hold information on privately owned property. You can try asking local residents or Search the Land and Property Information section of the Registers of Scotland.Back To Top
The area of land is maintained by the Council, but it is not coloured on the Council Land Titles layer. Does the Council own it or not?
We have entered into agreements to maintain many areas throughout Fife that are not owned by the Council.Back To Top
Local knowledge says an area of land is Common Good, but it is not shown on the GIS map. Why is this?
The Council Land Titles layer only shows areas of land we own, based on available information. Some titles have obscure descriptions, for example some Burgh Charters will describe ownership as ‘all lands within the burgh boundary except the areas already sold’. The area may well be unsold land covered by the Burgh Charter, but we do not show areas where we cannot provide reasonable evidence of ownership.Back To Top
If your question is not answered above, or you have evidence of inaccuracies, please email email@example.com.
- Council assets as at 1st April 2021
- Council assets as at 1st July 2021
- Council assets as at 1st October 2021
- Council Assets as at 1st January 2022
- Council Assets as at 1st April 2022
- Council Assets as at 1st July 2022
- Council Assets as at 1st October 2022
- Council land and property disposals, January 2000 – March 2023
- Council Assets as at 1st January 2023
- Council Assets as at 1st April 2023